balk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"balk" in British English

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balkverb [I]

(UK also baulk) uk   /bɔːk/  us   /bɑːlk/

balk verb [I] (BE UNWILLING)

to be ​unwilling to do something or to ​allow something to ​happen: I balked at the ​prospect of ​spending four ​hours on a ​train with him.

balk verb [I] (BASEBALL)

in ​baseball, to ​stop in the ​act of ​throwing the ​ball to the batter, in a way that is against the ​rules

balknoun [C]

(UK also baulk) uk   /bɔːk/  us   /bɑːlk/

balk noun [C] (WOOD)

a ​rough, ​thickpiece of ​wood

balk noun [C] (BASEBALL)

in ​baseball, an ​act of ​stopping in the ​middle of ​throwing the ​ball to the batter, which is against the ​rules
(Definition of balk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"balk" in American English

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balkverb [I]

 us   /bɔk/
to be ​unwilling to do something or ​let something ​happen: I balked at the ​prospect of ​spending four ​hours on a ​train with him.
(Definition of balk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “balk”
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫…
in Turkish kaçınmak, sakınmak, uzak durmak…
in Russian упираться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫…
in Polish wzdragać się…
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